The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ 1968 Season

Season Summary

  • Finished 5th in the Western Conference

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1968 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1968 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 4 0 4 0 0 63 135 L4 0-4-0
Regular Season 16 3 13 0 6 210 374 W1 1-5-0
    Home 8 2 6 0 4 108 168 W1 2-4-0
    Visitor 8 1 7 0 2 102 206 L5 1-5-0
   Divisional opponent 12 3 9 0 6 156 291 W1 2-4-0
   Non-divisional opponent 4 0 4 0 0 54 83 L4 0-4-0

Full 1968 League Standings

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1968 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.555 2-4-0 (6) 1-5-0 (6)
Non-Divisional 0.527 0-2-0 (2) 0-2-0 (2)
BC Lions (3) 0.281
Calgary Stampeders (3) 0.625
Edmonton Eskimos (3) 0.531
Saskatchewan Roughriders (3) 0.781
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1) 0.464
Montreal Alouettes (1) 0.286
Ottawa Rough Riders (1) 0.714
Toronto Argonauts (1) 0.643

Coaches

Head Coach

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1968 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Attendance

  • Capacity: 21,652
  • Total: 111,155
  • High: 21,500
  • Avg: 13,894 (8 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1967 Avg: -2,777
  • Low: 10,000
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 64.17
  • Diff from League Avg: -6,860

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Team Scoring

19681967 +/-
Average Combined Score 36.50 2.63 -
Average Winning Score 23.33 2.58 +
Average Losing Score 10.77 0.02 +
Average Home Score 13.50 0.25 -
Average Visitor Score 12.75 0.00
Average Margin of Victory 7.67 3.08 -
Average Margin of Loss 14.38 6.03 -

Stadium

  • 1968 home stadium: Winnipeg Stadium
  • Capacity: 21,652
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1962 – Expansion

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Winnipeg 26329 423880 231134 175067 108 (13.5)102 (12.8)210 (13.1)
Opponent 4171112 5451105 255681 482876 206 (25.8)168 (21.0)374 (23.4)

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 4 (2-2-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 1 (0-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (1-6-0) 5 (2-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 11 (1-10-0)
After 2nd 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (1-5-0) 0 (0-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 8 (1-7-0) 2 (1-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 14 (2-12-0)
After 3rd 4 (1-3-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 1 (0-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (1-6-0) 5 (1-4-0) 0 (0-0-0) 11 (2-9-0)
After 4th 2 (2-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (0-6-0) 1 (1-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 7 (0-7-0) 3 (3-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 13 (0-13-0)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1968 Player Awards and Nominations

1968 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Dave Raimey (Team Nominee)
  • Lineman — Phil Minnick (Team Nominee)
  • Canadian Player — Ken Nielsen (Winner)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1968 Draft Picks

Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–3 (3) Pierre Quindon (T) Ottawa
2–3 (12) John Francis (HB) Saskatchewan
3–3 (21) John Bitchok Manitoba
4–3 (30) John Sutton Loyola
5–3 (39) Phil Payne Western Ontario
6–3 (47) Rivo Ilves Toronto
7–3 (54) Don Desontis McGill
8–3 (61) Larry Shields Manitoba
9–3 Pass
10–3 Pass
11–3 Pass

Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1968 All-Star Selections

1 All-Canadian Selections
FL Ken Nielsen
5 All-Division Selections
RB Dave Raimey
FL Ken Nielsen
DE Bill Whisler
LB Phil Minnick (Tie)
DB Ernie “Zazu” Pitts

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Game Details (EDT
A 2
Mon. July 8
WPG 14 @ MTL 33 L 15,000
4
Wed. July 10
WPG 1 @ TOR 35 L 20,784
B 9
Mon. July 15
EDM 24 @ WPG 13 L 5,000
D 14
Mon. July 22
OTT 43 @ WPG 35 L 10,700
1 20
Tue. July 30
BC 18 @ WPG 16 L 14,395
24
Sun. Aug. 4
WPG 8 @ SSK 27 L 16,465
2 29
Sun. Aug. 11
WPG 8 @ CGY 43 L 17,027
3 33
Sun. Aug. 18
CGY 31 @ WPG 0 L 11,248
4 37
Sun. Aug. 25
WPG 17 @ BC 10 W 23,638
6 44
Wed. Sept. 4
WPG 17 @ OTT 24 L 20,151
48
Sun. Sept. 8
MTL 21 @ WPG 15 L 21,500
7 52
Sun. Sept. 15
WPG 3 @ SSK 31 L 16,136
8 57
Sun. Sept. 22
EDM 13 @ WPG 25 W 13,000
9 61
Sun. Sept. 29
TOR 15 @ WPG 9 L 17,012
10 64
Sat. Oct. 5
WPG 13 @ HAM 23 L 18,123
11 70
Sun. Oct. 13
EDM 22 @ WPG 8 L 12,000
12 73
Sat. Oct. 19
WPG 14 @ BC 16 L 20,040
13 77
Wed. Oct. 23
SSK 24 @ WPG 7 L 10,000
80
Sun. Oct. 27
WPG 22 @ EDM 32 L 15,011
14 86
Sun. Nov. 3
3:30 PM
CGY 24 @ WPG 28 W 12,000 CTVW